The COVID vaccine

I got my first dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine 12/30/2020. I like to say that I ended 2020 on a high note and entered 2021 with the hope that this vaccine will keep me and my family safe during the pandemic. I’ve been asked a few questions about the vaccine so I thought I’dContinue reading “The COVID vaccine”

A COVID-19 Prayer

I awoke today without rest. My thoughts sprinted back to work. Did we disinfect properly? How many masks, gloves, wipes, and face shields do we have left? Are we safe working outside and seeing patients in their cars? Did I spray enough Lysol all over my jacket when the patient coughed on me? The COVID19Continue reading “A COVID-19 Prayer”

Quarantine Survival, Part 2

Since we’ve discussed previously that the best way to survive the COVID-19 quarantine is to “survive together” (please see my previous blog at https://kristinapolley.com/2020/03/22/quarantine-survival/), now we need to discuss just exactly how we’re going to do that. Naturally, all of the toilet paper, bread, and meat are gone from the grocery stores. But did youContinue reading “Quarantine Survival, Part 2”

Quarantine Survival

Quarantine. Just a few weeks ago, some of us dreamed of our own private quarantine in paradise. A dream of isolation, peace, sunshine, the sound of crashing waves, and a good book. Now, quarantine has transformed into isolation for an unknown period of time. A time period without pay, without proper education, and spreading illness.Continue reading “Quarantine Survival”

Coronavirus: The Panic

As new cases of COVID-19 continue to emerge in numerous counties in NC, toilet paper and bottled water have now become a rare commodity. A once abundant product is now a prized possession. Some schools have shut down their campuses and engaged in distance online learning. Others are preparing for that inevitability. Travel and cruisingContinue reading “Coronavirus: The Panic”